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Monday Special Blend
Monday November 24th, 2014 with Trish and Ka
Little Suns, The Rizdales, Del Barber, The High Bar Gang, Scott Cook, Jill Zmud, Ventanas, Jorge Miguel, Melisande, The Strumbellas

Denis Turbide - Denis Turbide Canadian
Africa Stop Ebola
Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kora, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara Kanam and rappers Didier Awade, Marcus and Mokobe - s/t New
Africa Stop Ebola is not yet currently available for sale in Canada. Hopefully it will be soon because all proceeds from the sale go directly to those fighting against the devastation of Ebola. We played it today to raise your awareness of this project. We'll keep a watch on it and let you know when it becomes available here in Canada.

"The song is a message to citizens about what they can do to help stop the spread of Ebola in Africa. The song is performed in French and vernacular languages widely spoken across the region to ensure that the message is understood regardless of the level of literacy and education of the population."
Overnite Flite
Little Suns - Normal Human Feelings Canadian
Little Suns, out of Montreal, are playing at The Blacksheep on Saturday, November 29th. $10. The Sick Sick Sicks are opening for them.
Kenny Butterill plays in Ottawa with songs from his new CD Toubadour Tales which was released in July, 2014.
Friday, November 28 at 7:30 pm at Gig Space Performance Studio, 953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
I Could Tell You Lies
The Rizdales - Radio Country Canadian
The Rizdales CD Release
Blue Ain't the Word: A Tribute to the music of Ray Price -
Featuring the Rizdales and special guests Sneezy Waters, Lynne Hanson, Lucky Ron, and RAY HARRIS

Plus opening act Luther Wright

Friday, Nov. 28th, 2014
Show at 8:30pm
The Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield, Qc
Tickets: $15.00
Georgetown Sports Pub, 1159 Bank St, Ottawa
Saturday, November 29 at 2:00pm - 5:00 pm FREE!
CFMA nominees, local singers, and spectators are invited to The Georgetown Pub, home of many a folk song, for an afternoon of music! Welcome some of the best in Canadian talent in a song-circle format. Performers include:

James Keelaghan , Amanda Rheaume & John MacDonald, Jadea Kelly, Dayna Manning, The Common Crow, Mélisande, Kacy and Clayton, Shari Ulrich & Kelly Sloan.
CFMA Saturday Daytime Events -
Rise Up and Sing! choral workshop (10am-12pm) – Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank St.)
Ukelele Jam hosted by uke teacher Garrett Barr (12pm-1pm) @ OFC
Songwriting Workshop with Shari Ulrich (1pm-3pm) @ OFC
Trad Tune Jam (2pm-5pm) - Patty’s Pub (1186 Bank Street)
Songwriter’s Circle (2pm-5pm) - The Georgetown Pub (1159 Bank Street)
Singing Beatles Harmony with Gathering Sparks (3pm-5pm) @ OFC
Living With A Long Way To Go
Del Barber - Prairieography Canadian New
CFMA nominee for Contemporary Singer of the Year and also for English Songwriter of the Year
From Winnepg, I had a chance to speak with him earlier this year on Window of Opportunity, link to the show is
Paul and Silas
The High Bar Gang - LOST & UNDONE: A Gospel Bluegrass Companion Canadian New
CFMA 2014 nominees for Traditional Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Ensemble of the Year! (Shari Ulrich, a gang member, also is nominated for Solo Artist of the Year and English Songwriter of the Year for her album 'Everywhere I Go') (show note: MT)
New Grist
Scott Cook - one more time around Canadian New
CFMA 2014 nominee for New/Emerging Artist of the Year
CFMA 2014 Nominee for Contemporary Album of the Year, Ottawa's own Jill Zmud
La Komeda la Manyana
Ventanas - Ventanas Canadian New
Ventanas weaves in and out of upbeat Bulgarian dance tunes, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Sephardic love songs and heart-wrenching Flamenco palos
CFMA 2014 nominee for Ensemble of The Year
Rumba Tangos
Jorge Miguel - Guitarra Flamenca / Flamenco Guitar Canadian New
CFMA 2014 nominee for World Solo Artist of the Year (was a 2013 CFMA winner in this category)
melisande [electrotrad] - les metamorphoses Canadian New
CFMA 2014 nomineee for Traditional Singer of the Year
The Bird That Follows Me
The Strumbellas - . Canadian
CFMA 2014 nominees for Contemporary Album of The Year
I spoke with Simon Ward of The Strumbellas earlier this year on Window of Opportunity, link to the show is